Text Messaging has arrived!

January 11, 2017

It's a big day here at SOAP Vault!  We have just launched our latest feature, Text Messaging!   You can now Add-on Text Messaging to your account, which will allow you to have SOAP Vault send your patients a text message reminder of their appointment.  You can even customize the Text ...

Can Massage Help You Get a Better Sleep?

January 04, 2017

Sleep is Essential For Daily Function.   There is no better way to maintain and improve daily functionality than with proper sleep. But what if you’re lacking that good night’s sleep? How can you solve the issue? There are many methods, but massage therapy is one of the health ...

The Benefits of Massage Therapy for Those with Cancer

January 04, 2017

Massage Therapy is Recognized as a Way to Help Cancer Patients Cope   While massage doesn’t treat the cancer itself, it may help reduce the side effects caused by conventional treatments and improve quality of life and wellbeing.   As well as improving physical symptoms, some ...

Workplace Massage Therapy Can Help to Quell Stress Levels and Improve Productivity

January 04, 2017

Massage Therapy at Work Can Help Clear Your Mind and Lower Stress   The business world is fast-paced and stressful. Sometimes people need to stop their mind and relax in order to solve a problem and think of a better solution. massage has proven to be an effective treatment for reducing s ...

Can Massage Therapy Ease Muscle Inflammation?

January 04, 2017

Massage Therapy May Be Able To Help with Muscle Inflammation   Physical exercise often results in microscopic muscle injury with its associated soreness, decreased range of motion, pain, and inflammation, particularly with high force or repetitive muscle contractions. Massage therapy may b ...

Massage Therapy Can Be An Effective Weapon to Take on Stress

January 04, 2017

High Stress Levels Can Be Dangerous, But Massage Can Help to Reduce It   We know that stress diminishes the immune system’s ability to fight off infections such as the common cold. And certainly, most of us know that we simply feel terrible when we find ourselves under stress for any ...

A Career in Massage Therapy is an Atypical Career, But is SO Rewarding

January 04, 2017

It’s important for students of massage therapy to remember that the choice to pursue this career is a choice to have a unique career.   In a recently published article entitled, “Career Options for Massage Therapists,” author and expert, Daniel Jaramillo, writes:   ...

Want to Start Up Your Own Massage Therapy Business? We've Got What You Need To Get Started

January 04, 2017

A massage therapy business can be lucrative and rewarding to an entrepreneur and provide the opportunity to work independently or with a healthcare professional, such as an orthopedic doctor or chiropractor. Massage therapists can provide an array of services, such as therapeutic massage, sports ...

Everything You Need to Know About Mobile Massage

January 04, 2017

More and more people are beginning to understand the benefits of massage therapy   As this understanding grows, too, consumers are also expanding where they are receiving massage therapy. One service that is seeing growth is mobile massage, where massage therapists travel to the client. ...

Massage Therapy, and How It Can Help Those in Hospices

December 01, 2016

When Working With Hospice Patients, It’s About Being There, and Providing Emotional Support More Than Anything Else Life-limiting illness means the person has been diagnosed with a progressive condition that affects quality of life and death is eminent within a more or less predictable p ...

Benefits of Massage Therapy After Car Accidents

December 01, 2016

Is Massage Therapy Something to Consider After Enduring a Car Accident? After surviving a car accident the person will most likely experience a lot of pain, even if there are no visible signs of injury. When a sudden traumatic event occurs the body’s protective mechanisms kick in. Ther ...

Massage Therapy for Military Veterans

December 01, 2016

Massage Therapy Can Be Very Beneficial to Military Veterans Veterans are at a higher risk of developing depression than the general population. They might feel isolated from others who don’t understand their experiences or feel haunted by traumatic memories of combat. As a result, m ...

Massage Therapy Can Be Useful in Treating Anxiety

December 01, 2016

Massage Therapy Can Help to Quell Symptoms of Anxiety There are many complementary health approaches that can have a positive effect on anxiety, and Massage Therapy is one of them. Massage therapy can act to cleanse the body of impurities. It can, for example, help break down built up toxin ...

The Top 8 Massage Myths—Debunked!

December 01, 2016

Debunking the Most Common of Massage Myths A vast swath of people believe that massage therapy may be too expensive, that the RMT will judge their body if they’re not in tip-top shape, or that massage hurts (what?!). In a recently published article entitled, “Debunking Massage Myt ...

Massage Therapy Can Improve the Life of Cerebral Palsy Patients

December 01, 2016

How Massage Can Benefit Those Living with Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy is an encompassing term representing a group of conditions characterized by various motor disorders: movement and postural dysfunction and/or muscle coordination challenges. Although incurable, there are treatment optio ...

Thai Massage is Effective in Relieving Chronic Pain

December 01, 2016

The Many Benefits of Thai Massage The popularity of Thai massage is exploding worldwide for no other reason than it's effectiveness in treating and healing conditions that are problematic for Western Medicine to handle. In particular, it is quite effective in treating structural injuries that ...

Recent Studies Show That Massage Therapy Can Quell Infantile Colic

December 01, 2016

An Unexpected Benefit of Massage Therapy in Infants For some, it appears constant crying is a normal occurrence in newborns. But is it? Colic is one of the most commonly reported ailments in infants aged 3 weeks to about 3 or 4 months. Extended periods of loud crying lasting longer than an hou ...

Auto-Saving SOAP Notes

November 29, 2016

Today we've launched a few more updates and improvements.   Auto-Save SOAP NotesWe will now automatically save your SOAP notes as you complete questions on the form. SOAP Notes within AppointmentsWe've updated the icons you will see on your appointments.  A confirmed appointment is now a ...

The Many Benefits of Massage Therapy for Palliative Care

November 05, 2016

Massage Therapy Can Be Very Beneficial When Dealing with Serious Illness Massage is an ancient technique that involves manipulating muscles and rubbing or stroking the soft tissues of the body. It is considered one of many types of complementary therapies, which intend to treat the whole person, ...

How Regular Massage Therapy Can Help Ease The Pain of Arthritis

November 05, 2016

Help Ease The Pain Associated with Arthritis with Massage Therapy Massage often is used to relieve common symptoms of many types of arthritis: reducing pain and stiffness, easing anxiety, improving range of motion in joints, and promoting more restful sleep. In a recently publishing article ent ...

Much Like Humans, Massage Therapy Can Have Similar Benefits For Dogs

November 05, 2016

The Many Benefits Massage Therapy Can Have on Your Pooch Canine massage therapy and canine acupressure are proven techniques that encourage better health and healing for your dog, no matter his age or specific health condition. A massage therapy and acupressure program will: Invigorate the ...

Do You Need a Sports Massage?

November 05, 2016

The Benefits of Sports Massage Sport massage is applied through specific pre-event, inter-event, post-event and restoration/training massage techniques used primarily on-site at an event or at the host or team health care clinic. Some benefits include: Encourage general relaxation or read ...

The Power of Massage Therapy: Coping with HIV/AIDS

November 05, 2016

The Benefits of Sports Massage Sport massage is applied through specific pre-event, inter-event, post-event and restoration/training massage techniques used primarily on-site at an event or at the host or team health care clinic. Some benefits include: Encourage general relaxation or read ...

The Benefits of Massage for Back Pain

November 05, 2016

Back Pain is Serious, and Massage Therapy Can Help Ease That Pain Massage therapy is becoming more widely accepted in the medical community as a credible treatment for many types of back pain. Most episodes of acute lower back pain are caused by muscle strain, such as from lifting a heavy obj ...

Infant Massage: Developmental Benefits and Parental Bonding

November 05, 2016

Infant Massage: A Host of Benefits for Your Child Infant massages provide a bonding experience for parents and their baby. It also has a host of benefits such as boosting immunity, supporting relaxation, routine building and sleep, and assisting with conditions like colic and constipation. The ...

New feature: Patient Importing!

November 01, 2016

We are proud to announce the latest feature on SOAP Vault.  Patient Importing!  You're now able to upload a list of your existing patients to be bulk added to your patient list.  For more details on how to import patients, check out this article. Also, included in this update is th ...

4 New Features!

October 20, 2016

It's only been a week since the last feature release, and we're happy to announce 4 new features!  Let me jump right in!   Service Colours (or Colors, depending where you're from)You now have the ability to set different colours for each service you offer, making it even easier to view y ...

New feature: Clinic Policy & Terms!

October 13, 2016

You spoke, we've listened!   Many users have been requesting the ability to include a customizable clinic policy or agreement at the time in which a patient completes their intake form.  This is now possible!  Learn more. Along with this update, we have several other bug fixes and g ...

Massage Therapy Has Benefits for People of All Ages

September 29, 2016

Massage Therapy: Health Benefits for the Young and Young-at-Heart     The health benefits of massage therapy do not begin at a certain age and end in the same way. Massage therapy treatments can begin as early as infancy and last a lifetime.   In an article recently published b ...

Yoga, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy: Brilliant Ways to Avoid Painkillers

September 29, 2016

Why Taking Painkillers Can Actually Lead to More Pain   When feeling the unbearable pain associated with muscle soreness and tightness, it is very common for one to seek treatment by pills. But those pills that kill pain can, much of the time, lead to more pain.   What if we were to ...

The Top 5 Hidden Benefits of Massage Therapy

September 29, 2016

Massage Therapy is Full of Hidden Wonders   We all know that a really good massage can make you feel worlds better; it can relieve you of that stress and purge that awful anxiety. But did you know there are countless other hidden benefits as well?   Author and expert, Suzanne Kane, ...

Can Massage Therapy Relieve Sinus Pressure?

September 29, 2016

Sinusitis and How Massage Therapy Can Help Ease The Associated Tension   Sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection or rhinosinusitis, is inflammation of the sinuses resulting in symptoms. Common signs and symptoms include thick nasal mucus, a plugged nose, and pain in the face. Other sign ...

How Massage Therapy Can Help Untie Those Painful Knots

September 29, 2016

What are Muscle Knots?   Muscle knots, also called myofascial trigger points, are painful and can even be responsible for headaches. Caused by overuse, misuse, stress, or anxiety, muscles knots can be as hard to work out. Removing muscle knots may take repeated efforts and a variety of tec ...

New to Massage? Here's a Crash Course

September 29, 2016

Discover What Massage Therapy is All About   Most people receive massage in a place that is designated for massage. The environments vary, but the most common is a commercial setting, such as a spa, wellness center, or massage clinic. However, massage is becoming increasing common in other ...

Why Massage Can Relieve Pain and Tension

September 29, 2016

Massage Therapy is the Most Effective Way to Relieve Pain & Tension   Massage therapy may help the body in many ways.  Massage can relax muscle tissue, which may lead to decreased nerve compression, increased joint space, and range of motion. This may lead to reduced pain and impr ...

How Massage Therapy Can Help to Reduce Symptoms of Anxiety

September 29, 2016

How Massage Therapy Can Help to Rid Anxiety   Massage therapy can act to cleanse the body of impurities. It can, for example, help break down built up toxins or waste in muscles, and often has a calming effect on anxious patients. A good massage performed by a trained professional can help ...

Redesign Launch!

September 16, 2016

We're excited to announce that on Wednesday, September 21st 2016, we will be publically launching the redesigned version of SOAP Vault.  The feedback we've received during the Private Beta period has been overwhelmingly positive, thank you! The current mobile version of SOAP Vault will be comp ...

Why Fascial Massage Therapy is NFL-approved

September 07, 2016

What is Fascial Massage, and Why is it Beneficial to NFL Players?   Fascia – the soft-tissue component of connective tissue – weaves its way throughout the body, enveloping, investing and supporting various musculoskeletal elements. Fascial massage therapy stretches the fascia ...

For Those New To Massage, Here Are 15 Questions To Ask a Massage Therapist

September 07, 2016

Thinking About Getting a Massage, But Are a First-Timer? Here Are Some Questions to Ask   Doing something you’ve never done before, no matter what it is, can be rather nerve-wracking. Getting a massage is no exception. And if you’re anything like me, I’m sure you have a m ...

Top 5 Reasons Why Your Dog Could Use Massage Therapy

September 07, 2016

Did you know that your dog can get the same benefits from massage as you do?   Massage therapy for animals relies on a holistic and non-invasive approach involving movements such as kneading, light touches and pressure with the aim to relax or stimulate. In much the same way as massage for ...

Redesign Beta Access - Now Accepting Requests

August 22, 2016

We're proud to announce that SOAP Vault is getting it's first major redesign since it's original version back in 2010.  Originally SOAP Vault was desktop-only, and a few years later we released a mobile version of SOAP Vault. The latest version which is currently in Private Beta is plan ...

Discover the Benefits of ART Massage

August 09, 2016

What is Active Release Techniques — ART?   Active Release Techniques, or ART, is used to treat a wide variety of soft tissue and repetitive-motion injuries that haven’t responded well to other forms of sports therapy.     The therapy is also often performed on those ...

Top 5 Benefits of a Full Body Massage

July 26, 2016

The Hustle of Modern Life Can Be Stressful, But a Full Body Massage Can Help   Life is tough. Every day we are subjected to stressors such as work, family, traffic, weather — you name it — and it never gets any easier. Such stressors can lead to all kinds of unsavoury health e ...

How Oncology Massage Can Help Ease The Pain Associated With Cancer

July 26, 2016

What is Oncology Massage?   Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment.  Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or sur ...

How Foot Reflexology Helps to Ease Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

July 26, 2016

A Recent Study Proves That Foot Reflexology Therapy Relieves Fatigue Among MS Patients   During a recent study into foot reflexology and it’s effect on MS patients, researchers Fatemah Nazari, Mozhgan Soheili Shahreza, Vahid Shaygannejad and Mahboubeh Valiani found that foot reflexol ...

Exploring the Benefits of Medicinal Massage

July 26, 2016

What is Medicinal Massage?   Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. But what is “medicinal” massage?   In a recently published article entitled: & ...

Rio 2016: The Olympic Massage

July 26, 2016

Why Massage Therapy is a Must for Olympians     The Olympic games offers a unique opportunity for skilled massage therapists to blend their passion for healing with a love of sports. Considered to be the pinnacle of competition, the internationally studded Olympic stage is the ultimat ...

How Today's Tech is Causing New, Unforeseeable Injuries

July 08, 2016

The New Injuries of The Digital Age   There can scarcely be progress without consequences. When it comes to the exponential growth of innovative technology that we’ve adopted and implemented into our lives, the progress is evident, but the consequence is severe. And that consequence ...

The Evolution of Massage Through the Ages

July 08, 2016

From The Ancient Days To Today: The Evolution of Massage   The practice of using touch as a healing method derives from customs and techniques rooted in ancient history. Civilizations in the East and West found that natural healing and massage could heal injuries, relieve pain, and prevent ...

What is Thai Yoga Massage, And What Are It's Benefits?

June 28, 2016

What is Thai Yoga Massage?   Traditional Thai yoga massage provides benefits by stimulating pressure points to open the body’s energy pathways, allowing healing energy to flow freely and allowing the body to heal itself. Thai yoga massage works in a similar way to practicing yoga pos ...

How Massage Can Help With Fertility Issues

June 28, 2016

What is Fertility Massage?   Fertility massage is a therapy that can improve your chances of conceiving and it is recommended as a stand alone treatment or can be used in conjunction with other forms of fertility treatment.   In an article entitled “Massage Therapy Aids Fertil ...

Check Out The Amazing Benefits of Bamboo Massage

June 28, 2016

What is Bamboo Massage?   Bamboo massage is a unique relaxing massage that incorporates various lengths and diameters of heated bamboo sticks. The therapist uses the sticks to rhythmically glide over the muscles and increase circulation to combat pain and stress.   In an article ent ...

Top 9 Massage Therapy Styles and What They're Best For

June 28, 2016

The Myriad Styles and Techniques of Massage Therapy   Styles used in massage therapy range from long, smooth strokes to short, percussive strokes. Some massage therapists use oils and lotions; others do not. Most massage therapists have clients unclothe for a massage, but some do not. A ma ...

Why Massage Therapy Can Help To Heal Trauma Associated With Domestic Violence

June 22, 2016

Domestic Violence Has Become an Epidemic in America   In the U.S. each year, 10 million women and men are victims of domestic violence, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.   In an article entitled “Massage Eases Recovery for Domestic Violence Survi ...

What Does Pain Science Mean For Massage Therapists?

June 22, 2016

What is “Pain Science?”   The definition of pain, according to the International Association for the Study of Pain, is: “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.”   ...

Why You Need To Get off Painkillers and Get on a Massage Table Now

June 14, 2016

What Happens When Pain Takes Hold of Your Life?   Those who have suffered a severe accident of any kind can attest to the life-altering consequences of the injuries. Long-lasting pain can take hold of your life, forcing it’s way into your daily routine and making activities you once ...

How Massage Therapy Can Reduce Work-Related Stress

June 14, 2016

Why Massage Therapy Can Help To Improve Your Career By Reducing Stress   Work: there are few other things in life that trigger such enormous amounts of stress. And we can become bogged down by that stress, which will, in turn, impede our ability, and, in some cases, willingness, to rise up ...

The Opioid Epidemic: How Massage Therapy Can Stop The Pill Pop

June 06, 2016

What Are Opioids, And How Are They Causing Such Devastation?   Opioids are medications that relieve pain. They reduce the intensity of pain signals reaching the brain and affect those brain areas controlling emotion, which diminishes the effects of a painful stimulus.   Medications ...

Top 4 Reasons Why Runners Need Massage Therapy Now

May 30, 2016

Massage Therapy Can Significantly Improve Your Running Potential   It is of no consequence what type of runner you are; whether you sprint, jaunt, jog or simply run on the spot, your muscles will require some mending post-haste. And that’s where massage therapy can help.   Mas ...

Ultimate Guide: 7 Steps To Starting Your Own Massage Therapy Business

May 30, 2016

How To Start Your Own Massage Therapy Business   Are you a massage therapist who’s looking to start your own massage therapy business? Or, are you a massage therapist who’s simply tired of working for someone else’s practice? Well, we’re here to help you get started ...

Top 10 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Corporate Chair Massage Now!

May 30, 2016

Is Implementing Corporate Chair Massage in Your Business Really Worth It?   When it comes to stress, you can’t take it lightly. And there are few things in life more stressful than the workplace. Stress can take a toll on your mind, body and spirit. Simply put: we need to take some t ...

What is Hot Stone Massage Therapy, and What Are Its Benefits?

May 30, 2016

What is Hot Stone Massage Therapy?   Hot stone massage therapy is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body.   The premise behind hot stone massage therapy is that the direct heat from water- ...

Massage Therapy is Proven To Strengthen Your Immune System

May 24, 2016

Massage Therapy Can Provide Much Benefit To The Immune System   Massage therapy is well-known for its ability to relieve emotional stress and release muscle tension, but did you know that it can also help to prevent you from becoming ill?   A new study published in the Journal of Al ...

Benefits of Massage Therapy For Those Suffering from Dementia

May 24, 2016

Massage Therapy, And Its Role in Dementia Care   Caring for people who suffer from dementia rests upon strong relationships. For many years, the way to treat dementia and alzheimer's was to prescribe anti-psychotic medication, but that’s starting to change as U.S. federal and state i ...

Why Massage Therapy Is The Ultimate Way To Ease The Pain of Sore Muscles

May 12, 2016

Massage Helps Damaged Muscles By Sending Anti-Inflammation Signals To Muscle Cells     A massage after vigorous exercise unquestionably feels good, and it seems to reduce pain and help muscles recover. Many people — both athletes and health professionals – have long conten ...

Top 5 Marketing Ideas For Massage Therapists

April 25, 2016

Massage Therapy, Like Any Business, Can’t Sell Itself — It’s Up To You   Life is stressful. As long as there’s something to stress us out, we, as humans, will seek the means the relieve this stress. And what better way to do so than by getting a massage?   As ...

Why Sports Massage is Good For Elite Athletes and Occasional Alike

April 25, 2016

Sports Massage Has a Long History in Helping Athletes Achieve Maximum Performance   Therapeutic sports massage was developed in order to prepare athletes’ bodies for the intense stress it was going to be put under. It was practiced by massage therapists to help athletes achieve optim ...

Workplace Massage Can Help to Fight Deadly Stress and Anxiety

April 25, 2016

Benefits of Corporate Massage For Your Office   Work can be very stressful, especially if your responsibilities surpass the hours of the day! It’s well-known that stress can have a detrimental effect on your health.   “Acute stress is the leading cause of sudden death, ...

Looking to Become a Massage Therapy Instructor? Here's Everything You Need to Know

April 12, 2016

What Your Need To Know To Become a Massage Therapy Instructor   Why is massage therapy a good career to pursue? Massage therapists have the ability to engage in a myriad of options. Whether it’s working at an actual massage facility, or spas, health clubs, cruise ships, or managing y ...

Why Top-Level Executives Are Regarding Massage Therapy as a Necessity

April 12, 2016

Why Are Top-Level Executives Looking at Massage Therapy as a Necessity?   Massage used to be regarded as more of a luxury service, but today, some of the top business leaders revere massage and consider it a necessity. The reason for this is that massage is — inherently — relax ...

April 7, 2016 Updates

April 07, 2016

We have a few more updates this week.  The main update is to the printed SOAP Notes.  We've cleaned them up quite a bit.  The PDF version of SOAP notes will also be updated in the upcoming week.       There are also a number of bug fixes and usability improvement ...

Why Massage Therapy Can Benefit Those Suffering With Multiple Sclerosis

April 03, 2016

Massage Therapy Can Help Ease The Pain Associated With MS Patients with multiple sclerosis have problems with their immune systems attacking their nerves, resulting in nerve damage. While the treatment for multiple sclerosis often involves medication to control symptoms, some patients may opt to ...

Get Up Off That Seat! Why Sitting For Long Periods Is Detrimental To Spinal Health

April 03, 2016

Sitting For Long Periods of Time Can Promote Negative Spinal Health   Those bound to a desk all day are quite aware how taxing sitting can be on one’s back, as you pivot, straighten, bend and stretch your way through the day.   You might not notice that the chair is the culpr ...

On-Page Notifications are here!

March 31, 2016

We're excited to announce a new feature today! On-Page Notifications will make managing your clinic a lot easier. Now when important events take place, you will be notified. For example, when a patient completes their intake form, or an appointment is cancelled, you will receive a short and simple o ...

Whether a Beautiful Mare or a Rugged Colt, Equine Massage Can Do Wonders

March 28, 2016

Equine Massage Can Be Very Beneficial To Your Beloved Horse   If you’re an equestrian, it’s not even a question how much you love that gorgeous four-legged beast of yours. Equine massage is the practice of massage on horses. Beginning in the early 1990s, it has been a growing ...

Massage Therapy: An Alternative To Drugs For Back Pain Relief

March 28, 2016

Studies Show That Massage Therapy Is Just As Effective As Drugs For Back Pain Relief   The term ''alternative therapy'' generally is used to describe any medical treatment or intervention that is used in place of conventional medicine. A recent study has proven that massage therapy can be ...

How Cupping Therapy Can Relieve Pain and Dysfunction

March 21, 2016

What is Cupping Therapy, And What Are Its Benefits?   Cupping, or “Vacuum” Therapy, employs the use of suction cups which are applied to the skin and superficial muscle layer that is lightly drawn into the cup. Cupping is much like the inverse of massage — rather than app ...

Are You An Avid Swimmer? What You Should Know About Sports Massage After Swimming

March 21, 2016

Before You Hop on That Table After a Strenuous Swim, It’s Important To Know What Type of Massage Will Benefit You   You’ve just completed lap after lap in the pool, and you’re in need of some serious massage to help mitigate the aches and pains in your muscles and joints ...

Updates - March 10, 2016

March 10, 2016

We have a hand full of updates today.  One of them includes new silhouette diagrams, along with various bug fixes and mobile optimizations to tagging.  Have you installed SOAP Vault on your iOS or Android devices yet?  If not, check out how! Setup SOAP Vault on iOSorSetup SOAP Vault ...

Keeping Ahead of the Curve: Future Trends in Massage Therapy

March 09, 2016

Trends in Massage Therapy: The Trade is Always Evolving   As we continue to move forward into the future, everything around us — from technology, how we conduct business, to even long-standing industries — are subject to change. The massage therapy industry is changing. Treena ...

How to Properly Communicate With Your Massage Clients For Maximum Results

March 09, 2016

Why Proper Communication is of Paramount Importance When Working With a Client   Like most professions, communication is key in either co-worker or client relations. Massage therapy is one which is not exempt.   As most all massage therapists will suggest, the art of massage is not ...

Why You Should Not Ignore Chronic Muscle and Joint Pain

March 03, 2016

Why You Shouldn’t Simply Shrug Off Chronic Pain   Any massage therapist will tell you that muscle and joint pain, of any type, is not good; and that goes double for chronic pain.   Amish Patel, who specializes in rehabilitation and orthopaedic services, and author of  &l ...

Massage Therapy Can Help Those Who Suffer From PTSD

March 03, 2016

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Not Only Affects One Psychologically, But Physically   Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the possible after effect of witnessing, or participating in, a traumatic event. PTSD is most commonly symptomatic in those returning from war.   “T ...

Updates - February 25, 2016

February 25, 2016

Just over a month has passed since our latest updates to the calendar, and we're happy you've been thrilled!  We're excited to announce the latest updates which were rolled out today. Initial Intake Form CustomizationYou can now control which sections appear on your Initial Intake Form, includ ...

Exploring Massage and Energy Healing: Quantum Touch

February 24, 2016

Quantum Touch: Using Life Energy To Heal The Body   With Quantum Touch, it’s about using massage to tap into the client’s life energy in order to heal whatever ails them.   “[Quantum Touch] uses no set hand positions or attunements, although it requires a new set ...

Massage Therapy Can Help To Relieve All Types of Back Pain

February 23, 2016

Therapeutic massage may relieve pain in several ways   When it comes to back pain, massage can help to relieve the severe pain one might endure — in more ways than you might think.   “It may relax painful muscles, tendons and joints, or relieve stress and anxiety. It may ...

Swedish Massage Can Reduce Post-Exercise Inflammation

February 16, 2016

The Effects of Swedish Massage on Exertion-Induced Muscle Injury   If you’re one that exercises regularly, perhaps you’re familiar with the soreness inherent in such exertion. Massage therapy is commonly used following physical exertion to manage soreness and promote healing. ...

Exploring Massage and Energy Healing: Janzu

February 16, 2016

Allow The Water To Soothe You With Janzu Water Massage   Janzu, or “water massage”, invites you to stop the control in your body and let your physical weight into the water.   Because of the water, a total relaxation is achieved. The process of Janzu revitalizes those m ...

Exploring Massage and Energy Healing: Ashiatsu Massage

February 11, 2016

Finding Energy Healing Through Ashiatsu Massage Therapy   Many of us seek massage therapy in order to relax, or to work injured muscles. But did you know massage therapy can also be detoxifying, meditative and cathartic?   The compression that comes with the act of massage increase ...

All Massages Differ: Which Massage Technique is For You?

February 08, 2016

The Wide Variety of Massage Techniques   Swedish massage Swedish massage is all about relaxation. So, if you’re looking for that muscle-tenderizing experience, this isn’t for you.   This is good for: “People who want to treat themselves (or somebody else -- this w ...

How Facial Massage Can Leave Your Skin Glowing

February 01, 2016

Why Facial Massage is the Best Skin Regime   You’d be surprised to know that a facial massage not only makes your face glow, but your entire body. A massage stimulates the muscles and lymphatic system, which means every area of the body responds to the healing hands of facial massage ...

The Basics of Networking: How to Grow Your Massage Firm

February 01, 2016

The Basics of Networking #1: Don’t Focus on Your Own Industry Groups   To begin our discussion on networking, it’s important to note that, when attending a networking event, it’s a good idea to engage other industries that might require the services you offer.   I ...

A Professional Massage Therapist Needs a Professional Website

January 25, 2016

All of Today’s Businesses Cannot Truly Flourish Without a Professional Website   I know that, right off-the-cuff, this blog topic seems like something that would be useful about twenty years ago, when the mass population was new to the idea of using the internet to spread the word ab ...

How To Manage Your Time As A Massage Therapist

January 25, 2016

Managing Your Time As A Massage Therapist: It’s About Balancing Work and Pleasure   It’s the ongoing challenge: managing your time in order to generate a work/life balance. Although there is no simple solution, Karen Menehan, Massage Magazine’s editor-in-chief and author ...

Massage Therapy Can Lessen Osteoarthritis Pain

January 15, 2016

Osteoarthritis is a Very Common Affliction   Osteoarthritis will affect nearly 50 per cent of all people by the age of 85, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   What is Osteoarthritis?   Jimmy Gialelis, L.M.T., B.C.T.M.B. and author of 5 Ways Mas ...

Using Massage Therapy to Treat Enlarged or Inflamed Thyroid Glands

January 15, 2016

What Are The Thyroid Glands, And What Bearing Do They Have On Our Overall Health?   The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the base of your neck. It releases hormones that control metabolism—the way your body uses energy.   The thyroid's hormones regulate vi ...

Updates - January 12, 2016

January 12, 2016

Today is an exciting one!  We are proud to announce 2 major features today. Online Scheduling - significantly improved!It is now much easier to find available timeslots to book for specific services.  In under 10 seconds you can search, select and book an appointment.  Learn more her ...

Suffering From Sciatic Nerve Pain? Massage Therapy Can Help!

January 12, 2016

If You Suffer From Shooting Pain in Your Lower Back, Sciatica Could be the Culprit   Sciatica is the result of irritation to the sciatic nerve in your lower back. If you’re experiencing shooting pain, numbness and/or tingling down one side of your lower back and into your leg or foot ...

Massage Therapy For Your Aging Dog

January 11, 2016

Massage Therapy Can Help Aging Dogs That Suffer From Arthritis Pain   Dogs that suffer from arthritis may endure relentless pain in their joints specifically the hips, lower spine and knees, and, less severely, to the elbows and shoulders. But regular massage therapy — just a few min ...

Updates - January 7, 2016

January 07, 2016

We've updated SOAP Vault today.  Just a few bug fixes and enhancments ahead of our big January 12th feature release.  Get ready for an exciting booking process for your patients.  Finally they will be able to book appointments for specific services.   A bonus feature which is al ...

Those Suffering From Diabetes Can Benefit From Massage Therapy

January 04, 2016

Massage therapy can help to reduce stress, which is vital to one afflicted by diabetes   Stress hormones caused by stress can negatively affect a diabetic’s blood sugar control.   In an article on benefits-of-massage-therapy.com entitled Massage Therapy for Diabetics: A Natur ...

Massage Therapy Can Take It's Toll on The Therapist's Hands, But There Are Tools That Can Help

January 04, 2016

Massage Therapy Tools Can Help To Decrease Pain In The Therapist’s Hands   Career Extenders, an innovative business out of Naples, FLA, has invented a series of tools that can help to decrease pain in massage therapists’ hands that can be caused from many years of performing ma ...

The Benefits of Hydro Massage Therapy

December 22, 2015

Relieve a Vast Amount of Stress with Hydro Massage   For those unfamiliar with hydro massage: hydro massage is the process of immersing oneself in water, using high-pressure water jets as massage tools. That is traditionally how hydro massage works; however, some massage units now feature ...

How to Choose the Right Massage Therapist

December 22, 2015

Choosing The Right Massage Therapist For You is About Knowing Your Goals   When looking into getting a massage, it’s good to know the purpose of the massage. Is it because you just want to relax, or is it because you want some work done on deep muscle tissue?   Knowing your go ...

Use Frankincense Oil This Winter Season to Sooth Ski Soreness

December 14, 2015

The Winter Season is Upon Us, And With It Comes All The Activities   We’ve now reached the middle point of December, and snow is, inevitably, on the way. For some, this spells imminent, well, annoyance. And if you’re like me, the thought of snow only brings about images of ice- ...

Why a Massage Gift Certificate Makes the Perfect Holiday Present!

December 11, 2015

A Massage Gift Certificate is a Great Way to Show You Care   Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Can’t decide what to get your mother, father, brother, sister… well, anyone in your family?   Fear not!   The perfect present for Christmas is a massage gift cert ...

Make Foot Pain Ancient History With Massage Therapy!

December 07, 2015

Massage therapy can help almost any soft-tissue injury feel better. Working sore muscles can reduce pain and loosen stiffness. Feet work by muscles too. If the muscles of the foot are healthy and fully developed, you will not have foot pain. Medical massage addresses the cause of the pain – ...

Massage Therapy Can Help Reduce Anxiety

December 07, 2015

Those who suffer from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) tend to dwell heavily on health issues, money, family problems or workplace difficulties. They tend to spend excessive amounts of time and energy obsessing over transgressions from the past or things to come in the future.   In an a ...

Geriatric Massage: A Great Way to Alleviate Age-Related Illness

December 01, 2015

Massage therapy is an industry that is ever-evolving. Massage therapists must learn a vast amount of different techniques in order to properly service not only various health ailments, but the diverse demographic. One specific demographic is senior citizens.   Geriatric massage is a type ...

The How-To Guide to Becoming a Massage Therapist

November 30, 2015

If you’re thinking of becoming a massage therapist, then you’ve taken the first step into a career that’s both enjoyable and highly gratifying.   Now, it’s one thing to make up your mind and set your goals, it’s entirely another to actually execute them. &nb ...

Massage Therapy Techniques for Pregnant Mothers

November 23, 2015

Although there has only been but a small amount of studies focusing on massage during pregnancy, there exists still some very useful tips from which expecting mothers can benefit. And, in just a moment, I will outline WebMD’s list of massage techniques and its advantages.   Accordin ...

Massaging Your Baby May Have More Benefits Than You Think

November 23, 2015

For all you parents out there, you know that sometimes all it takes is your simple loving touch or the act of lifting your baby into your arms to calm them from even the most boisterous of outbursts. Well, if something as simple as that can bring about serenity in your child, think about what a m ...

Updates - November 18, 2015

November 18, 2015

We are very excited to announce the latest updates on SOAP Vault!  This update includes many updates to the calendar, usability and SOAP notes.   Appointment ServicesThe appointment services feature is one of two major updates to the overhaul of the SOAP Vault calendar.  As of ...

Streamline Your Massage Booking Using SOAP Vault's Advanced Software!

November 13, 2015

Given today’s technological ubiquity, and the success apps and mobile software have seen in recent years, it seems almost natural that the most unexpected industries would climb aboard and rub shoulders with the kingpins of tech-innovators.   Massage therapy is one of those industri ...

Got a Case of 'Text Neck'? Here's How to Deal with This 21st Century Muscle Issue

November 11, 2015

Text neck is an upper spinal ailment caused by hunching over your cell phone, tablet or other wireless devices for an exorbitant amount of time. It can range from a chronic, nagging pain to sharp upper back muscle spasms.   According to spine-health.com, text neck may possibly lead to chro ...

How to Give the BEST Back Massage: Tips from the Pros

November 09, 2015

There is nothing truly more stress-reducing and tension-easing than a massage. And, if you’re like me, any massage will do; especially at the end of those nightmarish days we all but dread. But, there is such thing as a bad massage. You know, those ones that feel like your partner is trying ...

Defeat Lower Back Pain: 3 Tactics You Can Perform Right at Home!

November 09, 2015

For many massage-seeking clients, lower back pain is a common problem for which they want relief. It comes as no surprise why lower back pain is so common. Whether it’s sitting awkwardly at your desk all day or straining it by exercising improper lifting tactics, lower back pain can come ea ...

National Massage Therapy Awareness Week is Here!

October 29, 2015

Oct. 25-31st, 2015 is Officially National Massage Therapy Awareness Week   It seems as though the medical benefits of massage therapy are gaining some well-deserved recognition. The Atlanta City Council has officially proclaimed Oct. 25-31st as National Massage Therapy Awareness Week in th ...

Can Massage Therapy Improve Athletic Performance?

October 29, 2015

Sports Massage an Essential Part of an Athlete’s Regimen   Sports massage therapy has become a mainstay for athletes in recent years. According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), massage can be a very important part of an athlete’s regimen.   The thresh ...

Some of the Most Commonly Used Massage Therapy Styles

October 22, 2015

Plethora of Massage Therapy Styles and its Benefits There are so many styles, and each one has unique benefits. WebMD compiled a comprehensive list of massage styles and its benefits. Let’s take a look at just a fraction of the overall styles that encompass massage therapy.   1. ...

Top 6 Benefits of Massage Therapy

October 22, 2015

Top 6 Benefits of Massage Therapy   We all know that massage therapy can ease all that pain that’s induced from damaging daily activities. We also know that massage therapy isn’t just about loosening the joints, it’s a truly visceral experience, complemented by aromas, oi ...

Accident victim says massage therapy techniques relieved her pain

October 17, 2015

Massage Therapy Techniques Are Sometimes More Effective Than Other Methods Massage therapy techniques helped to ease the pain of a car accident victim; something that her chiropractor could not do.    “Even though I was going to a chiropractor three times a week, the treat ...

Massage Therapy Can Help Autistic Children and Youth

October 12, 2015

Massage Therapy is Helping to Treat Autistic Children and Youth In Edinburgh, Scotland, massage therapy has proven to be most beneficial for children and young people with autism across the city. According to parents, their children seem calmer, happier and more manageable after receiving a massag ...

Massage Therapy Can Improve the Quality of Life of Cancer Patients

October 12, 2015

Massage Therapy Improves the Quality of Life for Those Constantly Battling Cancer   Recent studies from the American Massage Therapy Association have shown that massage therapy helps reduce the pain, stress, nausea, depression, distress, anxiety and fatigue that come with treating cancer. ...

Massage Therapy Can Relieve Migraines

October 12, 2015

What if over-the-counter pain pills or relaxation doesn’t relieve your migraines?   Sufferers of chronic migraines can attest to the severity of pain they’re forced to deal with on a regular basis. Taking over-the-counter drugs constantly can wear one out with side-effects of d ...

Tap Into the Power of the digital SOAP Notes with SOAP Vault!

October 12, 2015

Medical Documentation for the 21st Century.   High-speed communications, and the ability to access any information you require instantly, is synonymous with 21st century life. You're able to connect with friends and loved ones without the hindrance of time and space. You can even take inte ...

Predictive SOAP Notes!

October 08, 2015

We are excited to announce another great feature!  Predictive SOAP Notes. Now when you tag a diagram on SOAP Vault, we will use a number of different signals including the location and historical tags to predict and offer suggestions to what  you're likely about to tag.  We will also ...

Updates - September 8, 2015

September 08, 2015

We have some great new features we are adding to the calendar!   Drag and Drop Appointments You can now drag and drop existing appointments within the calendar, or even extend / shorten the length of the appointment just by dragging them. The less clicks the better! Custom Email Templates ...

Updates - Aug 18, 2015

August 18, 2015

We are proud to announce the latest updates today! MailChimp integration, to provide you with a complete email marketing solution.  How to integrate SOAP Vault with MailChimp. We have made our first steps towards intake form customization.  At this point you are now able to enable or d ...

Updates - July 28, 2015

July 28, 2015

We have a bunch of great updates we're happy to announce today!  They are listed below. Practitioner signatures!!! Yes, you can now add  your signature into SOAP Vault, which will automatically populate your receipts and SOAP notes with this signature. Learn more about practitioner sign ...

User Friendly SOAP Notes and more

July 17, 2015

SOAP Vault utilizes state-of-the-art technology to make your life easier! We’ve developed and implemented a system that makes creating SOAP notes simple and fast. And our powerful software is presented to you on an elegantly designed interface that’s easy to navigate and use!  &nb ...

SOAP Notes in seconds

July 13, 2015

There are so many benefits that come with implementing our system. For just $19 per month, SOAP Vault will save countless hours you once sacrificed on menial tasks.   Let’s look at some of the time-saving advantages of using SOAP Vault!   Ease of Use SOAP Vault’s eleg ...

Share and Save referral program!

June 09, 2015

Today we're proud to announce our "Share and Save" referral program.   When you refer another practitioner to SOAP Vault using your unique referral link, and they sign up for a paid account, you will automatically receive a free month added onto your subscription!  Yes, it's that simple, ...

June 3rd, 2015 Updates

June 03, 2015

We've released an update to SOAP Vault today.  It mainly contains minor improvements and bug fixes, but below are a few other features. Patient date of birth validation.  Patients now must enter a year other than the current year as their date of birth year.  This will avoid incorr ...

April 30th, 2015 Updates.

April 30, 2015

Along with a number of minor improvements and bug fixes, we've added the ability for practitioners to manage whether or not patients can cancel their appointments.  Also, you can not toggle whether or not to send the "New Appointment" notification to your patient. Learn more: Setting up Appoi ...

Clinic Logos Now Supported!

April 22, 2015

Yes, it's been a long time coming, but we're happy to announce the release of a new feature.  Clinic Logos can now be added to intake forms, SOAP notes and receipts!  This comes along with a few other improvements and bug fixes.   Learn how to add a logo for your clinic. T ...

2 big features!

April 07, 2015

We are proud to announce a couple new features which have been long overdue.  They are: 1. Repeating Appointment Slots - You can now repeat your appointment slots into the future.  Gone are the days of putting them in individually. (see how) 2. External Calendar Sync - You can now sync y ...

Scheduled update - Jan 29, 2015

January 27, 2015

We have scheduled a quick update to SOAP Vault for January 29th 2015 at 2pm EST. While we don't anticipate any downtime, users may become logged out at 2pm EST. You can simply log back in and continue using SOAP Vault if you're logged out unexpectedly. Thanks and happy charting! Ryan ...

Updates - Jan 13, 2015

January 13, 2015

Below are a list of a few more updates we launched today. Improvemnet After typing your tag comment, you can now just click "Tab" then "Enter" to submit your tag instead of requring a mouse click. New feet diagrams, we've now included a few more diagrams for you to tag on.     &n ...

Updates - Nov 12, 2014

November 12, 2014

We've applied a few more minor updates today.  They are listed below. Improvemnet Patient's birthdate information is now displayed below their name on their profile page. Bug Fixes Draft or finalized notes sometimes were not appearing in the patietn's list of notes. Clinics with long ...

Even More Interface Improvements (coming soon)

November 01, 2014

We are proud to announce our second roll out of user interface updates coming in the next few days.  This update focuses on improving the presentation of your patients and practitioners.  Here is a list of what you can expect to see very soon!  Patient List Quickly and ...

Updates - September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014

We've updated SOAP Vault again today.  Below are a list of items.   Minor update to our Terms and Conditions. Standardized the billed currency, accounts are billed in to US Dollars.  Canadian users will continue to use Canadian Dollars as their currency. Improved integration for ...

Updates - Aug 19, 2014

August 19, 2014

We've completed a few imporatnt updates today. Updated and simplified tag icons to improve precision of tagging. Updated the public facing calendars to only show current day and future availability slots. Resolved a bug where "Today's Appointments" were not always correct for Australian timezon ...

Updates

July 10, 2014

We are proud to have released a few updates today.  The main item was the user interface updates to the main navigation and dashboard.  Other updates include: Improved date formatting on calendar Mobile optimizations Email notification improvements General bug fixes ...

New Features: Interface Updates (coming soon)

July 09, 2014

We are proud to announce some improvements to our user interface.  This update focuses on the navigation and dashboard.  Here is a list of what you can expect to see very soon!    Search Speed is essential.  Search for any patient from any page. Navigation ...

New Conditions and Updates

April 24, 2014

Due to popular demand, we've updated the available patient conditions on the intake form.  Also, you can easily comment on individual conditions.  We've also completed a few other updates. Practitioners are notified via email when a new patient books an appointment. Automatic approving ...

Appointment reminders and more!

January 09, 2014

Today we are happy to announce a few more updates. The main features being added are appointment reminders which are sent to the patient the day before their appointment.  Also you now have the option to send the initial intake form to the patient, direclty from the appointment calendar. &n ...

Come meet us at the Pain Management Conference 2014

January 03, 2014

We are proud to be the official GOLD Sponsor of the Pain Management Conference 2014 presented by Pain BC and MTABC. This conference is for health care professionals who wish to increase their skill in the management of chronic pain effectively and safely through manipulative and movement therapies. ...

Love charting with our mobile web app

December 16, 2013

Today is a big day for us, we’re happy to launch SOAP Vault mobile into public-beta.  We want to thank those who participated in our private-beta release. As well we want to thank our design and development team who worked tierlessly over the past few months to really pushed for tod ...

Big feature release coming soon, want to try it out early?

December 05, 2013

We have been working hard and are excited to be releasing a major feature addition to SOAP Vault very soon.  Currently we are accepting requests for beta access.  If you're interested in early access, email us at support@soapvault.com letting us know and we'll add you to the waiting l ...

Intake forms just got easier!

November 29, 2013

We are happy to announce a new feature we added for intake forms.  Now you can place a link on your website where patients simply click the link and start filling in a new intake form for your clinic.  You don't have to specifically send them an intake form (although that option is still a ...

Planned Outage

November 11, 2013

Just a heads up that we will be upgrading some areas of SOAP Vault which will cause a very breif planned outtage.  We plan to only have an outtage of up to 60 minutes beginning at 8:30am EST on Tuesday November 12, 2013. We appriciate your patience while we improve your SOAP charting experiein ...

We'll be right back!

April 03, 2013

Don't worry, we'll be right back.  We've shutdown for some quick maintenence.  It should be no more than a couple hours. ...

New Features: Anatomical Diagrams & Patient Analytics

November 01, 2011

SOAP Vault is pleased to offer two new major features. Anatomical diagrams now include skeletal and skin, in addition to muscular. This means chiropractors can now use SOAP Vault, so please tell your friends! Clinics can now view patient analytics. Currently this includes demographics, condition ...

Monthly Billing Now Available

October 13, 2011

You spoke and SOAP Vault listened!Due to popular demand we now offer monthly billing, in addition to annual and bi-annual billing. This will allow you to extend your trial with SOAP Vault without the long term costs. We’re confident that once you try SOAP Vault you’ll love it!Let us know ...

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